Here we are, well into the new millennium and I’m still stressing about how hectic my life is. (Shh, don’t tell my yoga instructor!) The lack of personal time, how it affects my relationships, family and most importantly my health. At my age, it’s no longer about losing a few pounds; it’s about the whole healthy enchilada!
I know, I might sound like a Dr. Phil show waiting to happen, but shouldn’t I have figured out by now how to successfully manage my time so that I can incorporate everything in life that’s important to me? Is it realistic to believe I can make lifestyle changes that will stick, without sacrificing other important areas of my life?
Some time between LAX and JFK, business meetings, soccer games, grocery shopping, doctor appointments, homework, birthday parties, dry cleaning, client lunches, car repair and sex…and its not even hump day! It’s no wonder my friends and I often feel that starting a healthy eating plan, managing emotional eating, binge eating or beginning a new exercise regime is going to end up being just another ball to juggle in our already unreasonably busy lives.
So how do we keep the idea of “getting healthy” from becoming the ball we drop, instead of becoming the mantra and foundation of our lives? Obviously, I don’t have all the answers – or I wouldn’t be here. But, I do know there’s help out there and all I have to do is slow down long enough to reevaluate my choices and ask for it. I mean come on, we’ve all read enough books to know it’s important to create an environment that creates success. The hard part is making better choices in an effort to create change. I know it’s about finding a healthy lifestyle weight loss program, especially, one for just women.
Over the next few weeks, I will be looking for answers outside myself – from much better minds than my own. Hey, I know change comes from within…but sometimes you just need to get out of your head for a while and take some action – see what happens. You might surprise yourself.